Japanese Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery Vol.51, No.1
|Norito Miura*||Tomohiro Nakata*||Maiko Tachi*|
|Shoichi Suehiro*||Kensuke Imai*||Koji Shimizu*|
|Hiromi Wada*||Teiji Oda*|
（Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Shimane University Faculty of Medicine*, Izumo, Japan）
Double drainage sites from a common venous confluence of the pulmonary veins of a mixed total anomalous pulmonary venous connection is a rare condition that is called a “double connection.” There have been very few reports of reoperation for minor drainage of a double connection. A 28-year-old male with double connection type （Ia: major drainage ＋ IIa: minor drainage） mixed total anomalous pulmonary venous connection （TAPVC） was referred to our institution. He had undergone TAPVC type Ia （major drainage） repair at the age of 1 year. Postoperative enhanced computed tomography showed residual TAPVC IIa （minor drainage） at the age of 15 years. Therefore, the definitive diagnosis was double connection-type mixed TAPVC. Residual shunt gradually increased, and cardiac catheterization revealed an increased pulmonary blood flow/systemic blood flow ratio. Echocardiography showed enlarged shunt vessel and mild tricuspid regurgitation. Catheter intervention was considered too risky and, therefore, we performed patch closure of the residual shunt through a right atriotomy. The postoperative course was uneventful, and follow-up computed tomography showed shrinkage of the shunt vessel without any thromboembolic events.
Jpn. J. Cardiovasc. Surg. 51 : 6-10 （2022）
Keywords：mixed total anomalous pulmonary venous connection ; double connection ; residual shunt